Sara Lillian Meriwether died January 16, 2013 in La Jolla, California. She was born September 30, 1920 in LaCenter, Kentucky to Bernard and Blanche Ragland Meriwether. Sara Lillian was a career teacher and life-long learner. She received her bachelor degree from Augustana College in Illinois, teaching for several years wherever her husband Terrell “Terry” was stationed during his naval career. After retiring from the military, the Meriwethers settled in San Diego where Sara Lillian completed her masters degree. She taught in the San Diego City School District for 20 years, retiring in 1892. She was an active member of Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning at University of California San Diego. She frequently lectured there on mythology and participated in the theatre and drama departments where she judged plays as well as acted in them. She was a longtime and treasured member of University City United Church. "Lillie Belle" will be greatly missed by her niece, Margaret (Ricky), nephew, George (Stevie) and nieces, Marcia, Ellie, Cookie and Candie. She also leaves behind many Kentucky relatives and a host of friends and students who have basked in her bright light and sweet, loving spirit. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Terrell, brother Corbin, twin sister Blanche and three nieces. A Celebration of Life will be held on March 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at University City United Church, 2877 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA 92122.
Glenn Owen Bugg, age 75, died at his home in Barlow, Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1:58 p.m. Glenn was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Wickliffe. He also, was employed as an electrician at Westvaco for several years. He is survived by one son Greg Bugg of Wickliffe, Four daughters Sonya Fields of Lone Oak, Teresa Newkirk from Horn Lake, Mississippi, Babs McNeely of Richmond, Virginia, and Sheila Crafton of Cunningham, Kentucky. Twelve Grandchildren, and Ten Great Grandchildren. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents William and Gertrude Winters Bugg. Funeral Services were held Tuesday at 2:00.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center with the Rev. Billy Prince officiating. Interment followed at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
Don B Kraps, age 88, died at 6:00 p.m. Friday Evening February 15, 2013 at Life Care Center in La Center. Don graduated from Ballard County High School in 1943 and two weeks later he was at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center near Chicago. Don spent all his Navy years on a converted escort carrier, the USS Santee. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. He was a member of La Center Christian Church and attended Bethel Christian Church. He lived and worked in the Chicago area for 30 years and then retired and lived at Cambridge Shores at Gilbertsville, KY for 13 years and then moved back to his hometown of La Center, Ky. He was primary Donor for the Celebration Plaza in La Center in memory of his twin brother Dean Kraps who was in the Air Force and died in World War II. He was a Master Mason member of Masonic Lodge # 625 of Wickliffe, Kentucky. Don is survived by his wife Reba C. Kraps of La Center, One Step son Mike Ingram and his wife Marilyn of Oscar, One Step Daughter Carol Dawn Draper and her husband Tommy of La Center. Two brothers Howard Kraps (Nancy) of Salem, Illinois, and Dick Kraps of Jefferson Town, Ky. One sister Mary Louise Denton of LaCenter, Ky. 42056. Several Neices and Nephews Dickie Dean Kraps (Doris) of Musquite, Texas, Kent Kraps(Beth) of Watkinsville, Georgia, Steve Kraps (Josette) of Athens, Georgia, Phil Kraps (Sherry) of Athens, Georgia, Karen Hitchell (Bob) of Memphis, Tenn., Kay Gregg (Ryan) of Dallas, Texas, Keith Kraps of Evansville, Indiana, Kevin Denton (Debbie) of Horse Cave, Kentucky, Vicki Gough (Jeff) of La Center, Kreg Denton (Bethany) of La Center, Don Kraps of Louisville, Ky. Tim Kraps (Hope) of Louisville, Ky. Carolina Cummings (Dave) of Long Island, New York and James Gresham of Recine, Wisconsin. Five Step Grandchildren Barry Ingram, Amy Hines (Tommy), Zane Draper (Kristi), Monica Ingram, and Brandon Ingram. Seven Step Great Grandchildren Callie Hines, Rylee Hines, Ty Draper, Taylor Draper, Eric Haynes, Bryson Ingram and Lane Myatt. He was preceded in death by his first wife Georgia Hodge Kraps, his twin brother Dean Kraps and brother Rowland Kraps and his parents John and Anna Kraps. Funeral Services were held Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center with the Rev. Keith Tilford and Rev. Howard Kraps officiating. Interment followed at La Center Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be sent to Kosairs Childrens Hospital 231 E. Chestnut Street Louisville, Kentucky 40202 or the Charity of Choice.
The Kentucky Wildcats have lost one of their biggest fans. Louise G. O’Daniel passed away peacefully at 12:11 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn. Louise was in Scottsdale, Arizona, visiting her son and his wife, David and Susan O’Daniel, and her grandson, Ryan O’Daniel. Louise was a member of Barlow Baptist Church and an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan. She retired from the Ballard County School system where she had been the secretary, nurse, social worker and all-round office person at Wickliffe Elementary School for many years and had a tremendous impact on those who attended. Louise was preceded in death by the late Robert O’Daniel, her husband of sixty-three years; and her parents, Louis and Mary Garrett. She is survived by her son, David O’Daniel, his wife, Susan O’Daniel, and her beloved grandson, Ryan O’Daniel, all of whom live in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is also survived by two nieces; and a sister, Peggy Sue Griggs. Funeral services for Louise O’Daniel were held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2013, at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Wickliffe, Kentucky, officiated by the Rev. Dewayne Chadwick. Burial followed in Barlow Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Barlow Baptist Church or to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, P.O. Box 17279, Baltimore, MD 21203-7279. You may leave a message of sympathy or “light a candle” at www.milnerandorr.com. You can reach David at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ryan at Ryan.ODaniel@gmail.com.
Jacqueline K. Robinson, 68, of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Cairo, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Baptist Trinity Hospice in Collierville. She was a retired accountant with the Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and the Hallmark Club in Memphis. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Memphis. She is survived by one sister, Sherry Fugate of Nicholasville; two nieces; one nephew; one great-niece; and one great-nephew. Her parents were Thomas and Maxine Nelson Robinson. There will be no public visitation. Graveside services were held Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Beechwood Cemetery in Mounds with Robert D. McCoy officiating. Barkett Funeral Home of Cairo was in charge of arrangements.
Roberta Menser, 95, of La Center, formerly of Wingo, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at Life Care Center of La Center. She was a housewife and member of Enon Baptist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Ellen Harr and Betty Massie, both of La Center, Mary Ann Gordon of Oscar, and Magdaline West of Arlington; three sons, James Menser and Charles Menser, both of Mayfield, and Johnny Menser of Bardwell; 26 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Menser; one son, Robert Menser; two brothers; and two sisters. Her parents were Nall and Hattie Coleman Holden. Services were held Friday, February 15, 2013, at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with Rev. Ryan Baker officiating. Burial followed in Wesley Cemetery.